How long does it take to ship a package from the United States to Zimbabwe?
I recently purchased a Kindle Paperwhite on eBay from a seller who is in the United States and got the package shipped to Zimbabwe via the United States Postal Services (USPS). Just to say Amazon is about to release a new version of the Kindle, and you can get yours by clicking on the banner below. So, how long did it take to ship a package to Zimbabwe from the United States via USPS?
When was the package shipped?
My package was shipped on 24 October 2018. I had actually made the purchase the day before, so the seller was relatively fast in making the shipment.
When did the package arrive?
Since I was tracking my package as it made it’s way to Zimbabwe, I noticed that the package arrived at my local Post Office on 03 November 2017.
How long does it take to ship a package to Zimbabwe from the United States?
So, back to the question of shipping times from the United States to Zimbabwe using USPS, the answer is the following;
It takes around 14 days to ship a package from the United States to Zimbabwe using USPS.
What happened in between
A lot of things happened along the way, of course. The package actually arrived in Zimbabwe on 30 October, only 7 days after shipment. The rest of the time, it was being processed by ZIMRA and then making it’s way to my local post office. In my case, the local post office is next door.
Delays at the Post Office
That is where the major delay really set in. Some of the post offices in the country now use SMS to inform people that their packages have arrived. For some reason, my local Post Office, which happens to be one of the biggest, does not seem to have this facility.
|November 7, 2018, 9:45 am
Your item was delivered in ZIMBABWE at 9:45 am on November 7, 2018.
November 3, 2018, 9:37 am
November 2, 2018, 10:11 am
November 1, 2018, 10:17 am
October 30, 2018, 6:10 pm
October 30, 2018, 9:25 am
October 28, 2018, 8:45 pm
October 27, 2018, 4:09 pm
October 27, 2018, 1:08 am
October 27, 2018, 1:08 am
October 26, 2018, 12:06 pm
October 26, 2018, 2:01 am
October 25, 2018, 6:17 am
October 24, 2018, 11:03 pm
October 24, 2018, 9:48 pm
October 24, 2018, 9:34 pm
Collecting my Package
So, I was supposed to wait till I got a slip in my letterbox before going to collect the package. However, since I was tracking the package, I went to collect my parcel on the 7th of November without waiting for the postman to deliver notification of it’s arrival. To be fair, I could have done this on the 3rd of November, which is why I am giving that as the day of arrival for the package. So, again, it takes around two weeks to ship a package to Zimbabwe from the United States via USPS.
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How much money was required from you upon collection
Hmmm. I am not too sure about the going rates at the moment but they tend to be substantial, except for ultra cheap items. You will probably end up paying more than half the purchase amount as duty. You can reach out to ZIMRA for specifics